"Imagine sending an Instagram to your Internet toaster and printing it—on whole wheat or white bread"
Yes I can, and in fact I remember reading about it on The Register ... quick search there shows it wsa in 2008 ... maybe the idea has just been "incubating" for the last 5 years
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.